We Got Haymakers In A Minor League Brawl

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It’s a cliché that athletes, especially baseball and basketball players, aren’t trying to fight in any of these scuffles. Turns out the Birmingham Rumble Ponies and the Portland Sea Dogs were ready to throw down in the minor leagues. Let’s go!

Plenty to unpack here. We get a hit by pitch, which obviously no hitter likes that as we all remember it even hurt in Little League, and then for whatever reason the pitcher lost his mind. Screaming at the top of his lungs being about as demonstrative as possible and that’s what apparently threw our batter over the edge. Unfortunately for our pitcher, the hit batsman transformed the baseball field into a UFC octagon smoking the pitcher with a clean right hand that sent the man into what looked like a rollover accident at the mound. Then, remarkably, the pitcher stands up after getting demolished and form tackles a Birmingham player like Ray Lewis, taking a few other players down with him. Unbelievable!

At the :36 second mark you can also see what looks like some random member of the Sea Dogs kicking helmets at the bottom of the screen to make sure everyone knew he was livid. Probably upset he didn’t get a punch in.

An incredible brawl that sadly ended in one player from the Birmingham Rumble Ponies being attended to for the remainder of the video. Suspensions are likely to come, but man was that awesome. We need more of this in baseball.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. Casualty guy on the ground at the end getting medical attention did not look well, which should make everyone who started this feel wonderful. At least it was all over some dummy pitcher stomping in like a lunatic screaming towards a guy he plunked to load the bases who probably couldn’t even understand him because he can’t speak 3 words of English, but unfortunately two of them were the flowery insult cuss words he heard the pitcher yelling at him. Ah, yes, the minors.

  2. A couple things…the pitcher was angry because the pitch was not a particularly bad pitch. It hit the guy..that sucked. Once the pitcher was knocked down, a different member of the opposing team dives down and smashes him in the face. The pitcher gets up and tackles the guy that just smashed his face. Another player then jumps on the pitcher…you can see his back get wrenched. Then, a few seconds letter you can see what appears to be yet another player drop a knee into the back of the pitcher while he is on the ground.

    It was the pitcher who was writhing in pain.

    • Good catch. I hope the guy is okay. This is a stupid tax unfortunately. During his rehab I hope he finds a more sane method of self motivation other than screaming at himself like a crazed lunatic while charging aggressively toward the plate in the direction of NFL linebacker sized hitters, who can’t understand English, and think he’s screaming at them.

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